These Idahoans Celebrate Getting Older By Living Young & Jumping Out of Planes
A Korean War veteran from Utah recently checked an item off of his bucket list after jumping from a plane hundreds of feet in the air on his 90th birthday. What a stud, right?
Fox 13 of Salt Lake City shared the Purple Heart recipient, Joseph Dale Jaramillo's skydiving experience and reported him giving a thumbs-up as he landed and shouting with a smile, "I want to do it all over again!"
Despite what you might think, you are never too old to go skydiving! DZone Skydiving which has locations in Boise and Coeur D’Alene in Idaho, and Bozeman in Montana describes the skydiving community as "welcoming, encouraging, and empowering for people of all ages and life stages – most definitely including senior adults."
It's actually a pretty common thing for elderly folks to have the desire to jump out of a flying plane! DZone Skydiving says that they definitely have people age 80 and over who are eager to come jump with them.
"As a matter of fact, we have one coming up for her 80th birthday!" Jenifer from DZone Skydiving says. "We also have repeats that come either every year or every 5 years to celebrate getting older and living young. I believe the oldest was 101 or 102 a few years ago."
If you’re in good health and you lead a relatively active life, it doesn't matter what age you are! All you really need is clarity of mind, physical flexibility, and overall strength and you're likely fit for the ultimate skydiving experience.